Luckily I saved the packaging materials that came with the GoPro cameras - and the packaging happens to include a square plastic base with an integral GoPro base mount - perhaps something that's meant to be thrown away.
I ended up securing two neodymium magnets to the plastic base so that I can quickly mount and unmount the cameras to any magnetic surface.
It took just a short time to make the magnetic bases and they now are an important part of my GoPro camera gear.
The included video shows the snow blowing action that I captured with the help of my GoPro magnetic camera mounts.
Step 1: Attaching magnets to the plastic base
Step 2: Tools and materials
- 2 3/4 inch neodymium magnets (smaller diameter also ok)
- 2 magnet cups to match magnets selected (optional as epoxy may be used instead)
- 2 flat head wood screws (number 6 or 8 x 3/4) or two flat head machine screws with nuts (8-32x3/4 would be fine)
- Screwdriver to match screws
- small twist drill to make pilot holes - 1/8 inch is good
- cordless hand drill
- file to take sharp point of wood screws (if used)
Step 3: Camera mounts as usual but be careful
I plan on attaching thin felt on the surfaces of the magnets for my next job.